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Samsung Galaxy A, J, C devices may not be getting the Oreo update till December

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Samsung may be the biggest smartphone brand in the world but the company's policy on software updates is far from the best. According to a notice sent to users of Galaxy devices, a number of Galaxy A, J, and C smartphones will not receive the Oreo update till December—four months after the release of Android P.
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Android Oreo was released eleven months ago, so one would expect most OEMs to be done with sending updates to their devices. Apparently not. Samsung has announced that it will be doing the exact opposite, as it’s set to send out the Oreo update to a number of devices in its portfolio by December.

Devices in the Galaxy A, C, and J series are among the ones listed, including the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), C9 Pro, and J7 (2017). Of course, all of these devices are either entry-level or last-gen midrangers, so Samsung’s delay with updates isn’t so unexpected. On the flip side, OEMs like HMD have updated their entry-level devices months ago, so this is still disappointing from the world’s biggest smartphone company.

Android P—touted to be “Pistachio”—is expected to be launched on August 20, and Samsung leaving off the update to Android Oreo till months after Oreo’s successor is released is a bit of a thoughtless move on the company's part.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-08- 3 (Update: 2018-08- 3)